Free Republic 1st Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $55,890
Woo hoo!! And we're now over 63%!! Thank you all very much!!

Keyword: darwinaward

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Paddleboarder Dies After Being Swept Away in Storm-Swollen Channel in Escondido

    02/15/2019 2:05:05 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 39 replies
    Authorities in Escondido, northeast of San Diego, recovered the body Thursday of a man who witnesses say had been paddle-boarding down the surging current in a concrete-lined waterway. A 911 caller reported that the man had been swept away by rushing water in the Escondido Creek near Rose Street shortly before 4 p.m., KTLA sister station KSWB in San Diego reported. Responding crews positioned themselves to try and rescue him, according to the station. However, it soon became a recovery effort when they discovered the body near the Tulip Street overpass
  • Arizona man fatally shot while testing bulletproof vest

    02/14/2019 12:19:17 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 45 replies
    Assoc. Press ^ | 02/13/2013
    <p>CENTRAL, Ariz. (AP) - A man in eastern Arizona has died after authorities say he asked another man to shoot his bulletproof vest.</p> <p>The Graham County Sheriff's Office says the incident happened Monday evening as 25-year-old Parker Ray Lynch and two male acquaintances were shooting together in the area of Central.</p>
  • One person dead, 12 more hospitalized after suspected Fentanyl leads to 'mass overdose,' police say

    01/12/2019 9:49:57 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 43 replies
    fox nwes ^ | 01/12/2019 | Paulina Dedaj
    A “mass overdose” in a California home Saturday morning left one person dead and another 12 hospitalized after police say the victims may have ingested fentanyl, a powerful opioid. Chico Police Chief Michael O’Brien said at a press conference that police received a 911 call from someone inside the residence of a home in the 1100 block of Santana Court about 9 a.m. A “mass overdose” in a California home Saturday morning left one person dead and another 12 hospitalized after police say the victims may have ingested fentanyl, a powerful opioid. Chico Police Chief Michael O’Brien said at a...
  • Student 'taking selfie' dies after falling from Cliffs of Moher in Ireland (The Cliffs of Insanity)

    01/06/2019 1:12:16 PM PST · by Simon Green · 55 replies
    Sky News ^ | 01/06/19
    A student has died after falling from cliffs in Ireland while reportedly taking a selfie. The man in his 20s fell from the Cliffs of Moher in County Clare, in the west of the country. He was studying in Dublin and Irish media say he was an Indian national. Police are treating it as a "tragic accident" amid reports he slipped while taking the selfie on Friday afternoon. A police spokesman said: "The alarm was raised shortly after 3pm when a man was seen falling from the cliff edge." His body was later recovered by the coastguard based at Doolin...
  • Police: Woman From Philadelphia Dies After Cosmetic Butt Injection

    12/18/2018 5:36:29 PM PST · by Gamecock · 55 replies
    A woman from Philadelphia died after receiving a cosmetic butt injection in New York City. According to police, the incident has been deemed a homicide. On June 17, police responded to a call of an aided female inside 2219 Seward Avenue. Upon arrival, police observed 48-year-old Lesbia Ayala in cardiac arrest. She was transported to Jacobi Hospital, where she was pronounced dead. The cause of death was ruled systematic silicon syndrome due to cosmetic butt injections. There are no arrests in the ongoing investigation. It is unclear when the procedure took place.
  • Drug Overdose Mortality by State [2016 - Per 100,000 population]

    12/11/2018 11:42:12 AM PST · by Red Badger · 32 replies
    ¹The number of deaths per 100,000 total population. Source: States are categorized from highest rate to lowest rate. Although adjusted for differences in age-distribution and population size, rankings by state do not take into account other state specific population characteristics that may affect the level of mortality. When the number of deaths is small, rankings by state may be unreliable due to instability in death rates.
  • Canadian rapper Jon James falls to his death in music video stunt

    10/24/2018 10:38:56 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 73 replies
    BBC ^ | 10/24/2018
    A Canadian rapper has fallen to his death after walking along the wing of a Cessna plane as part of a music video shoot in Vernon, British Columbia. Jon James McMurray, 34, walked to the edge of the wing, causing the aircraft to spiral downwards out of control. McMurray failed to open his parachute because he held on to the plane for too long, his manager said. He died on impact in the accident on Saturday. "He had trained intensively for this stunt", his manager added. The pilot was reportedly able to regain control and land the plane safely.
  • Raw Story senior editor says Steve Scalise 'deserves a Darwin award' for being shot (ComDem Hate)

    10/08/2018 1:26:53 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 50 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 8, 2018 (Monday) | Jessica Chasmar
    A senior editor of the left-wing website The Raw Story is facing blowback from conservative Twitter after he said House Majority Whip Steve Scalise deserved a “Darwin Award” for continuing to oppose gun control policies despite almost dying from a mass shooting last summer.Martin Cizmar, a former Daily News-Record reporter who now covers politics for The Raw Story, started his rant against Mr. Scalise after the Republican congressman denounced the “vicious threats” sent to senators and their families after confirming Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court on Saturday. Boo boo little baby — 🎩Martin Cizmar (@martincizmar) October...
  • Man dies in freak accident at Jack in the Box drive-thru

    10/01/2018 5:54:48 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 49 replies
    WREG ^ | 9/28/2018
    ST. LOUIS – A man died after an accident at a St. Louis Jack in the Box drive-thru left him with extensive injuries Wednesday night. The victim, identified by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch as 20-year-old Charles Wood Jr., pulled up to the window at an angle around 10 p.m., according to police. Unable to reach his meal, Wood Jr. apparently opened the door of his vehicle, and, while leaning toward the window, inadvertently hit the accelerator. The car, which was in reverse, shot backward and slammed into a tree, according to the paper. The accident left Wood pinned to the...
  • Teen plunges to his death at Nevada Fall in Yosemite National Park [Death by "Selfie"]

    09/07/2018 2:53:24 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 27 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | Sep 06, 2018 | 6:55 PM | Alene Tchekmedyian
    A teenager visiting Yosemite National Park from Jerusalem plunged to his death this week while reportedly trying to take a selfie at the park’s popular Nevada Fall. ... Multiple fatalities have been reported in the park this year. In May, a man died on Half Dome after he slipped and fell during a thunderstorm on the last 400 feet of the climb, where hikers grasp cables to scale the summit. According to the park service, most accidents there occur during wet conditions.
  • Unlicensed motorcyclist tried to 'thread the needle' between trucks before fatal crash: state police

    08/23/2018 3:42:41 PM PDT · by lightman · 94 replies ^ | 23 August A.D. 2018 | David Wenner
    A Hazleton man died Thursday morning after trying to drive his motorcycle between two trucks on Route 61 in Schuylkill County, according to state police. Rafael Mateo, 29, was pronounced dead at the scene of the 7:53 a.m. crash in New Castle Township, police said. According to state police, Mateo was driving south in the passing lane when he approached a tractor trailer that was passing a dump truck. He shifted into the right lane, cutting off another motorist, before heading toward the center line and trying to "thread the needle" between the tractor trailer and dump truck, police said....
  • MSNBC Guest Dismisses Mollie Tibbetts as Some ‘Girl in Iowa’ ‘Fox News Is Talking About’

    08/21/2018 6:19:17 PM PDT · by markomalley · 91 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 8/21/18 | Curtis Houck
    Appearing on MSNBC’s The Beat early Tuesday night, frequent MSNBC guest and Fordham University professor Christina Greer smeared the memory of late University of Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts as “a girl in Iowa” that “Fox News is talking about” instead of going all-in on the plea deal for Michael Cohen and the verdict in the Paul Manafort trial. Both legal stories dominated Fox News Channel programming on Tuesday with multiple segments every hour, but that didn’t stop Greer from making that sweeping generalization and trivializing the death of a young college student allegedly at the hands of an illegal alien...
  • A Dream Ended on a Mountain Road ["Evil is a make-believe concept" Americans Killed By ISIS]

    08/18/2018 5:09:45 PM PDT · by daniel1212 · 56 replies
    PJ media ^ | August 10, 2018 | Bruce Bawer
    Asked why they had quit their office jobs and set off on a biking journey around the world, the young American couple offered a simple explanation: They had grown tired of the meetings and teleconferences, of the time sheets and password changes. “There’s magic out there, in this great big beautiful world,” wrote Jay Austin who, along with his partner, Lauren Geoghegan, gave his two weeks’ notice last year before shipping his bicycle to Africa... Then came Day 369, when the couple was biking in formation with a group of other tourists on a panoramic stretch of road in southwestern...
  • Liberals Bike Through Tajikistan Are Stabbed Dead By ISIS

    08/16/2018 10:18:14 AM PDT · by detective · 76 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | August 16, 2018 | Jim Hoft
    Shortened title. Full tile: Bleeding-Heart Liberals Bike Through Tajikistan to Prove “Evil Is a Make-Believe Concept” — Are Stabbed Dead By ISIS A young American couple quit their jobs to bike across central Asia. he couple, Jay Austin and Lauren Geoghegan, were posting about their adventures online. Jay wrote that “evil is a make-believe concept” in one of his last posts. The couple wanted to share their openheartedness with all of the people they met on their journey. In Tajikistan they were murdered by ISIS. Both cyclists were found with several knife wounds. ISIS posted a photo after killing the...
  • Millennial Couple Bikes Through ISIS Territory to Prove ‘Humans Are Kind’ and Gets Killed

    08/15/2018 4:27:40 PM PDT · by GraceG · 211 replies
    Pluralist ^ | 15 Aug 2018 | Michael Sinkewicz
    "Evil is a make-believe concept we've invented to deal with the complexities of fellow humans." A progressive young American couple was killed in an Islamic State-claimed terrorist attack last month while on a bike trip around the world. Jay Austin and Lauren Geoghegan, who were both in their late 20s, quit their jobs in 2017 to embark on a trip around the world. Austin, a vegan, and Geoghegan, a vegetarian, decided that they're were wasting their lives working. "I’ve grown tired of spending the best hours of my day in front of a glowing rectangle, of coloring the best years...
  • Body of possible chase suspect found inside entrance column of Lancaster [CA] supermarket

    08/11/2018 11:09:14 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 18 replies
    A decomposing body was found inside the entrance column of a supermarket in Lancaster on Saturday, and investigators believe it may be a chase suspect who escaped authorities earlier this week. ... LASD Lt. John Corina said the manager of the store smelled a strong odor from the column in front of the business. He assumed it was a sewage leak and called out a plumber to check it out. The plumber and store's handyman then broke off some of the brick from the column and found a leg and shoe inside, Corina said. … Corina said the unidentified suspect...
  • American couple killed in terror attack were on dream trip around the world

    08/02/2018 4:10:06 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 93 replies ^ | August 1, 2018 | Tamar Lapin
    The American couple murdered in an ISIS-claimed car attack in Tajikistan quit their office jobs last year and were in the midst of pursuing their lifelong dream of cycling around the world when they were killed. Jay Austin and Lauren Geoghegan, both 29 and living in Washington, DC, chronicled their adventures on a blog called “Simply Cycling” where they wrote that they’d decided to take on the globe on two wheels, “because life is short and the world is big and we want to make the most of our youth and good health before they’re gone.”
  • 'Selfie death' as British woman plummets 30 metres from picturesque sea wall

    06/13/2018 11:13:40 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 43 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 6/13/2018
    A British woman plunged to her death, along with her partner, while taking a selfie on a picturesque wall in Portugal, according to local authorities. Perth man Michael Kearns, 33, Louise Benson, 37, his British partner, fell 30 metres off a beach wall and were found by shocked locals early on Tuesday morning. Rui Pereira da Terra, the captain of the maritime authority in Cascais, said the two victims appeared to have lost their balance while taking a photograph overlooking Fishermen’s Beach. “Everything seems to indicate that the fall happened when they were probably trying to take a selfie,” he...
  • FBI Agent Accidentally Discharges Firearm

    06/03/2018 8:39:31 AM PDT · by ThunderSleeps · 93 replies
    Fox News Online ^ | 6/3/18 | Katherine Lam
    An off-duty FBI agent accidentally fired his gun, striking another patron in the leg, at a Denver nightclub while he was dancing early Saturday, police said.
  • Man Dies Attempting Selfie With Bear, Stray Dog Tried To Save Him

    05/04/2018 12:06:18 PM PDT · by sevinufnine · 95 replies
    CBSDFW.COM ^ | 05/04/2018 | Not Indicated
    A man was mauled to death by a bear after he reportedly tried to take a selfie with the animal, according to The Independent. Prabhu Bhatara spotted the injured animal on his way home from a wedding. He ignored advice from friends who told him it wasn’t a good idea to take a selfie with the bear. It didn’t take long, according to The Independent, for the bear to strike once Bhatara was close. The incident was recorded on a cell phone, with the gruesome footage going viral after hitting the internet. A stray dog also stepped in and bit...